Thesaurus

calm

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 free from storms or physical disturbance after a stormy night of high winds and driving rains, the day dawned on a calm sea Synonyms of calm halcyon, hushed, lown [dialect], peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, still, stilly, tranquil, untroubled Words Related to calm balmy, clement, equable, gentle, mild, moderate, temperate; clear, cloudless, fair, rainless, sunny, sunshiny, windless Near Antonyms of calm blizzardy (also blizzardly), blustery, squally, windy; extreme, foul, intemperate, nasty, severe Antonyms of calm agitated, angry, inclement, restless, rough, stormy, tempestuous, turbulent, unquiet, unsettled

  2. 2 free from emotional or mental agitation bystanders tried to help the injured person remain calm while they waited for the ambulance to arrive Synonyms of calm collected, composed, cool, coolheaded, equal, level, limpid, peaceful, placid, possessed, recollected, sedate, self-composed, self-possessed, serene, smooth, together, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, unruffled, unshaken, untroubled, unworried Words Related to calm even, even-keeled, steady, well-adjusted, well-balanced; imperturbable, nerveless, unflappable, unshakable; centered, disciplined, equable, self-contained, self-controlled; affable, breezy, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, loosey-goosey, mellow; carefree, nonchalant, unconcerned; assured, confident, self-assured; aloof, detached, dispassionate, indifferent; bovine, impassive, phlegmatic, sober, stolid; relaxed, relieved, tranquilized (also tranquillized) Phrases at peace Near Antonyms of calm anxious, bothered, distressed, uneasy, unquiet, unsettled, worried; jittery, jumpy, nervous, restless, skittish, tense; high-strung, unstable, uptight Antonyms of calm agitated, discomposed, disturbed, flustered, perturbed, unglued, unhinged, unstrung, upset

  3. 3 free from disturbing noise or uproar the room became much calmer once the rowdy tour group had left Synonyms of calm arcadian, quiet, hushed, peaceful, placid, restful, serene, still, stilly, tranquilWords Related to calm noiseless, silent, soundless; mute, speechless, wordless; dead, motionless, quiescent; muffled, muted, quieted; dull, gentle, low, soft; ultraquietNear Antonyms of calm crazy, tempestuous, wild; blaring, blasting, booming, earsplitting, piercing, roaring, thundering, thunderousAntonyms of calm boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly)

Synonym Discussion of calm

calm, tranquil, serene, placid, peaceful mean quiet and free from disturbance. calm often implies a contrast with a foregoing or nearby state of agitation or violence.
    • the protests ended, and the streets were calm again
tranquil suggests a very deep quietude or composure.
    • the tranquil beauty of a formal garden
serene stresses an unclouded and lofty tranquility.
    • watched the sunset of a serene summer's evening
placid suggests an undisturbed appearance and often implies a degree of complacency.
    • remained placid despite the criticism
peaceful implies a state of repose in contrast with or following strife or turmoil.
    • grown peaceful in old age

calm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance vacationing city dwellers who are tired of the hustle and bustle enjoy the calm of the secluded mountain village Synonyms of calm calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, serenity, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility) Words Related to calm lull, pause, respite; silence; mildness, soothingness; comity, concord, harmony; casualness, easygoingness, informality, laid-backness, relaxedness Near Antonyms of calm clamor, din, noise, racket Antonyms of calm bustle, commotion, hubbub, hurly-burly, pandemonium, tumult, turmoil, unquietness, unrest, uproar

  2. 2 freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions the batter always exudes an aura of calm, even in clutch situations Synonyms of calm peace, calmness, heartsease, peacefulness, placidity, sereneness, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Words Related to calm content, contentment, ease; comfort, consolation, relief, solace; quiet, quietude, reposeNear Antonyms of calm care, concern, perturbation; strain, stress, tenseness, tension; consternation, desperateness, desperation, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, distraction, distress, disturbance, edginess, jitters, jumpiness, nervousness; fear, fearfulness, torment, upset; doubt, dread, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, suspense, uncertaintyAntonyms of calm agitation, alarm (also alarum), anguish, anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, uneasiness, vexation, worry


calm

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of calm

  1. 1 to free from distress or disturbance the president's reassuring words did much to calm the public during the national emergency Synonyms of calm becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize) Words Related to calm appease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy Near Antonyms of calm aggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up Antonyms of calm agitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex

  2. 2 to gain emotional or mental control of he calmed himself before continuing the eulogy Synonyms of calm collect, compose, contain, control, re-collect, settleWords Related to calm hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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